Monday, August 15, 2011

Oliver + S Popover Sundress

I had so much fun this weekend making these adorable Popover Sundresses! Oliver+S designed the Popover Sundress originally for Sew Hip magazine. After the publication they made it available online for free! The pattern is beautifully written with 3 pages of instructions followed by the dress template in sizes 2T-8!!
I started by cutting everything out! Each dress only has 6 pieces to sew together. The front and the back of the dress is made the exact same way. This makes assembling the dress even easier! I bought the plaid orange fabric at Jo Annn’s this summer. It was on sell and I knew the girls would love it! I just didn’t know which dress pattern to use it with. I purchase 2 yards and knew the right project would present itself. The instructions said that I would need more yardage than I had but since my paper templates could be placed right-side-up or upside-down. It was not a problem.
**Helpful Tip: If you purchase fabric without knowing the yardage needed for a project, try to stay away for directional prints. You aways need more fabric for a project if it is directional.**
There is a lot of ironing prep for this dress but I don’t mind with my new ironing board cover.
The pattern suggests to finish the seams with a serger, french seams or zigzag stitch.
This is the binding!
Sometimes it is nice to sit back and slowly stitch making each one perfect.
After creating the girls dresses, I still had fabric left over. Oliver+S has designed the Popover Sundress for 18” dolls as well!
My girls love matching their dolls.
The Popover Sundress in action!
If you are looking for more inspiration check out Flickr.
You too can join the Flickr Group: Oliver + S Patterns!
Happy Sewing!


Zoe said...

These are really cute! Love the ties!!

celkalee said...

Oh Leah, these dresses are adorable! And of course, the models are precious beyond words. Your fabric choice really provides great dimension for the design.